Ben Loves Bear (Board Books)
Follow the adventures of a boy and his bear as they share their day. Expressive, animated illustrations accompany easy to-read text (2-5).
— From Animals
Ben and Bear do everything together. After breakfast, they play hide-and-seek and do tricks to make each other laugh. At night, Ben tells Bear a bedtime story and Bear snuggles with Ben until he falls asleep.
The youngest readers will relate to the loving bond between a little boy and his favorite stuffed animal and how this sweet friendship makes each day special, from morning till night. Praise for Ben Loves Bear
"Theirs is a soft, comforting world of cereal and honey breakfasts, hide and seek, and quiet bedtime reading. McPhail's quiet, pastelhued paintings ensure that readers will be glad to revisit Ben and Bear."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review "Already a gifted artist, McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands what the youngest readers want and need."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "McPhail's classic watercolor style creates a comfortable and warm atmosphere that will resonate with youngsters."
--School Library Journal
About the Author
David McPhail is a New York Times bestselling illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including When Sheep Sleep (written by Laura Numeroff), Waddles, Budgie & Boo, and Water Boy. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.